Opinion

U boycott ends, but damage remains

Editorials

University of Minnesota football players decided Saturday to end their two-day boycott of football activities over the suspension of ten of their teammates. After discussions with University President Eric Kaler, they became convinced the administration was not going to back down on the ...

One supporter’s view of Obama

Letters

To the editor: Jonathan Turley is a law professor who has voted for Obama and who agrees with many of his policies. Yet he has said, “To be clear, I do not view President Obama as a dictator, but I do view him as a danger in his aggregation of executive power. It is not his motives bu his ...

Orear: How a town lost its hook

Columns

Towns want a hook. Call it a draw, a gimmick, an attraction. Whatever it is, towns want something though that distinguishes it. Something that makes it unique. And most importantly, something that will bring visitors to town to help separate them from their out-of-town dollars, be it on ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Service to Ag THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club has picked its Service to Agriculture award winner, Joe Maidl. Maidl, of Lafayette, will be honored at the Hub Club’s annual banquet and meeting on Jan. 16 at the New Ulm Country Club. Maidl’s service has been a long, steady ...

It’s Merry ‘Christmas’

Letters

To the editor: The “Holiday Greetings”  insert in The Journal Dec. 15 displayed charming Christmastime artwork from New Ulm’s elementary schools.  The advertisements therein were of interest for what they said, and some for what they did not say.  I counted 45 ads, 26 of which ...

Cleaning up VA should be a top Trump priority

Editorials

The body of a military veteran was left in a Veterans Affairs health care facility shower room for more than nine hours before someone finally had it moved to a morgue, the Tampa Bay Times reported last week. Then, once their negligence came to light, some staff at the Bay Pines VA ...

Fort Ridgely Master Plan

Letters

To the editor: The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to clarify a few issues that were included in the Dec. 14 letter written by Friends of Fort Ridgely President John Fritsche about the Fort Ridgely State Park master plan amendment. We invite the public to review of all of ...

Thanks for shoveling us out

Letters

To the editor: To whoever shoveled us out today (Sunday) — Thank you!! You are good people, and a blessing. Patti Lee Bock New Ulm

Town Talk: You ask – We answer

Columns

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. You ask: “What are ...

Our View: Cybersecurity not a political issue

Editorials

Cyber security is a critical issue demanding a bipartisan approach, Republicans and Democrats alike agree. Or at least, they say they do. But now, in relation to one of the biggest cyber security threats in the world, the issue has become politicized. That needs to end. At issue is ...

Off the Record: Are we still watching gladiator shows?

Columns

The ancient Romans knew what people wanted — bread and circuses. A Roman circus wasn’t a traveling show filled with animal acts, acrobats and clowns. The Circus was the actual arena or venue that the shows were performed in — horse races, chariot races, athletic competitions and so on. ...

Deadline ultimatum won’t get session

Editorials

Gov. Mark Dayton issued another ultimatum to Republicans in the Legislature on a special session, which he hopes can be held on Dec. 20. On Tueday the governor sent letters and proposals to legislative leaders (and to the news media) calling for legislative leaders to agree to his proposals ...

Thank your retiring County Commissioners

Letters

To the editor: This note is to residents living in Brown and Nicollet County asking you to extend thanks to retiring commissioners Jim Berg and Dick Seeboth in Brown County and to commissioners Bruce Beatty and Dave Haack in Nicollet County. It has been my good fortune to work with these ...

Guest Opinion: We need to talk, and to listen to each other

Editorials

By E. Gordon Gee Editor’s Note: E. Gordon Gee is president of West Virginia University and is among the most distinguished higher education leaders in the nation. He also has served as president of The Ohio State University, the University of Colorado, Brown University and Vanderbilt ...

Firearm owners of all ages need to know safety rules

Editorials

In our part of the country, it is not uncommon for teenagers or even younger children to hope that one thing they find under the Christmas tree is a new rifle or shotgun, perhaps the first they have ever owned. Most parents understand such a Christmas present has to be combined with another ...

Preliminary tax levy vs final tax levy comparison

Letters

To the editor: I thought The Journal’s readers would be interested in the past history regarding City of New Ulm preliminary levies and the final levy adopted. tax-levy-chart Far from being a conspiracy or bait and switch, as some have suggested, there have been years that the ...

Our View: A real change at EPA

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency has sent many liberals diving off the deep end, rhetorically. Pruitt has a record of opposing EPA action meant to cripple the fossil fuel industry, the leftists ...

Don’t fear immigrants’ differences

Letters

To the editor: I’m a NUHS Class of 2000 grad, and New Ulm will always have a piece of my heart. I loved growing up here, and made lifelong friends who are like family. This town provides a community feel that’s hard to find in a larger city, which I’ve realized since moving. One thing ...